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5 Brilliant Ways to Display Your Stuff

Try these easy, creative ways to make artful yet useful arrangements of your favorite accessories.

Produced by John Loecke; Text by Sara Bliss

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Shelf Help

Shelves crammed end to end with books usually look cluttered. "I think a bookcase can be both utilitarian and artful," explains designer John Loecke. He recommends taking everything out and trying different groupings on each shelf. Place most titles upright in clusters to save space. Stack larger ones horizontally so they can act as pedestals for displaying items. Incorporate interesting boxes, vases, paperweights, framed photos, and cool bookends to add style and flair.

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